Bowers & Wilkins debuted its first true wireless earbuds within the spring of 2021. In reality, it introduced two fashions at the moment: the Pi7 and Pi5. Right this moment, the corporate revealed up to date variations for each which is able to carry the S2 label Bowers & Wilkins sometimes makes use of for retooled but not entirely brand new products. Whereas the Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 aren’t rebuilt from the bottom up, there are nonetheless some notable upgrades to each.
The Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 now each provide 5 hours of battery life on a cost. That is up from 4 hours on the Pi7 and Pi5. A 15-minute quick-charge characteristic nonetheless offers you two hours of use and the included instances carry a further 16 hours for the Pi7 S2 and 19 hours for the Pi5 S2. Each nonetheless have wi-fi charging capabilities, although the case for the Pi7 S2 is provided with Wi-fi Audio Retransmission. Prefer it did for the Pi7, the case can hook up with can exterior audio supply — like in-flight leisure — and wirelessly ship sound to the earbuds. This is not novel to Bowers & Wilkins earbuds, however it’s a useful characteristic nonetheless. Bowers & Wilkins says it additionally up to date the antenna design on the Pi7 and Pi5 to extend Bluetooth vary as much as 25 meters.
The important thing distinction between the 2 fashions is audio high quality. The Pi7 S2 helps aptX Adaptive with 24-bit/48kHz streaming from suitable units and companies. 9.2mm balanced armature dynamic drivers are paired with Bowers & Wilkins’ digital sign processing tech for larger high quality audio that what the Pi5 provides with CD-quality sound and common aptX. The Pi7 S2 additionally packs one extra microphone per earbud which ought to make it the popular choice for calls. And whereas each characteristic lively noise cancellation (ANC), the Pi7 S2 has an adaptive setup that mechanically displays your environment to regulate the audio as wanted for “the very best, uninterrupted listening expertise.”
Each the Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 can be found beginning right now, changing the Pi7 and Pi5. The $399 Pi7 S2 is available in black, white and darkish blue coloration choices whereas the $299 Pi5 S2 provides gentle gray, darkish gray and purple. A inexperienced model of the Pi5 S2 is slated to reach later this spring.